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Old 09-08-2020, 09:44 AM   #3181
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Stock was Android 7, tried ATV on one. Sucks I no use TVBanywhere too, no special requirements for Android TV... Other I flash Android 9. Much better.
Bought a A95x F3 to replace old x96 mini.

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The A95X F3 series seem to have some good following among the generic boxes, along with the F3 Air and F3 Slim version. Hopefully you find it much better than the old X96 Mini.

X96 Mini is actually my first Android TV box bought in 2018.
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:45 PM   #3182
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thats the reason why singcast bitrate so low for epl ...............

charge so high give so low .....machiam same as buy high sell low organisation
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:56 PM   #3183
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thats the reason why singcast bitrate so low for epl ...............

charge so high give so low .....machiam same as buy high sell low organisation
It is a bit different. SingTel has the means to deliver higher quality (2k/4k) contents through the "local" network, through SingTel Cast at least, but since SingTel TV is only up to 720p/1080p (actually 1080i) they probably do not want to offer higher quality videos through SingTel Cast.

This is probably the same for Starhub TV+. Starhub Fibre TV is again only up to 720p/1080p (actually 1080i), Starhub will not want to offer 2k or 4k contents through Starhub TV+.

We probably need to wait long long for SingTel and Starhub to offer 4k Fibre TV first. The 4k set top boxes are readily available, but it is up to Singtel/Starhub to upgrade.

As for MediaCorp MeWatch, probably same situation.
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Old 09-08-2020, 04:40 PM   #3184
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It is a bit different. SingTel has the means to deliver higher quality (2k/4k) contents through the "local" network, through SingTel Cast at least, but since SingTel TV is only up to 720p/1080p (actually 1080i) they probably do not want to offer higher quality videos through SingTel Cast.

This is probably the same for Starhub TV+. Starhub Fibre TV is again only up to 720p/1080p (actually 1080i), Starhub will not want to offer 2k or 4k contents through Starhub TV+.

We probably need to wait long long for SingTel and Starhub to offer 4k Fibre TV first. The 4k set top boxes are readily available, but it is up to Singtel/Starhub to upgrade.

As for MediaCorp MeWatch, probably same situation.
watch on phone or tablet singcast is fine actually....on TV really cmi to my eye
think i mention to u i might subscript epl from pp next seaosn...i have committed ....now can watch free remaining 2019/2020 matches

test EPL /FA cup/CL cfm better than singcast esp 原画50帧 match ....so flawless.....


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HiMedia 8K
New HiSilicon Hi3796CV300 8K media chipset. Mali G52. 8K playback. Android 9
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Old 09-08-2020, 05:35 PM   #3185
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watch on phone or tablet singcast is fine actually....on TV really cmi to my eye
think i mention to u i might subscript epl from pp next seaosn...i have committed ....now can watch free remaining 2019/2020 matches

test EPL /FA cup/CL cfm better than singcast esp 原画50帧 match ....so flawless.....

this box advertisement jin overdue liao haha
HiMedia 8K
New HiSilicon Hi3796CV300 8K media chipset. Mali G52. 8K playback. Android 9
Glad that you enjoy Soccer matches using PP. Are you using the CIBN 聚体育 app? Do you need China VPN?

As for HiMedia 8k, it is not announced right?
https://www.futeko.com/products/MP100.php
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watch on phone or tablet singcast is fine actually....on TV really cmi to my eye
think i mention to u i might subscript epl from pp next seaosn...i have committed ....now can watch free remaining 2019/2020 matches

test EPL /FA cup/CL cfm better than singcast esp 原画50帧 match ....so flawless.....


this box advertisement jin overdue liao haha
HiMedia 8K
New HiSilicon Hi3796CV300 8K media chipset. Mali G52. 8K playback. Android 9
the singtel cast app is really CMi.

picture quality for most channels are not better than 480p video.
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It is a bit different. SingTel has the means to deliver higher quality (2k/4k) contents through the "local" network, through SingTel Cast at least, but since SingTel TV is only up to 720p/1080p (actually 1080i) they probably do not want to offer higher quality videos through SingTel Cast.

This is probably the same for Starhub TV+. Starhub Fibre TV is again only up to 720p/1080p (actually 1080i), Starhub will not want to offer 2k or 4k contents through Starhub TV+.

We probably need to wait long long for SingTel and Starhub to offer 4k Fibre TV first. The 4k set top boxes are readily available, but it is up to Singtel/Starhub to upgrade.

As for MediaCorp MeWatch, probably same situation.
Do not understand why No one want to launch 4k TV in Singapore. May be it is costly to have 4K video?
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Old 09-08-2020, 05:42 PM   #3188
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the singtel cast app is really CMi.

picture quality for most channels are not better than 480p video.
For live sports, it is said to be 5Mbps, should be about 720p based on the bit rate. But I do not have Sports Plus pack.

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https://www.singtel.com/personal/pro...st/viewingtips

Please note that CAST's live sporting events are streamed at 5mbps. The capabilities of your local streaming conditions will determine your streaming experience.

To achieve the most optimal viewing experience, we recommend accessing the live stream on cast.sg through your computer’s browser (Chrome/Safari), with a cabled connection.

Depending on your local broadband connection, your download speed of the live stream is dependent on your wireless/Wi-Fi settings, your router streaming speeds and the broadband service speeds you have with your broadband supplier.
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Old 09-08-2020, 05:49 PM   #3189
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Netflix 4K is said to be about 25Mbps or less (8Mbps -16Mbps as per the following article).
https://www.howtogeek.com/338983/how...s-netflix-use/

YouTube recommended bit rate.
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en
SDR, 24/25/30 fps
480p 2.5Mbps
720p 5Mbps
1080p 8Mbps
2k. 16Mbps
4k 35-45Mbps

SDR, 48/50/60 fps
480p 4Mbps
720p 7.5Mbps
1080p 12Mbps
2k 24Mbps
4k 53-68Mbps
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Old 09-08-2020, 06:06 PM   #3190
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Do not understand why No one want to launch 4k TV in Singapore. May be it is costly to have 4K video?
Quite some people are watching 4K video through Netflix and other streaming platform.

And there is a niche market for 4K UHD Blu-ray as well.

Then there are also people using torrent or cached torrents for 4k contents, where it becomes illegal or at least grey area.

As for the general public, cost and contents availability may still be the main issue.
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watch on phone or tablet singcast is fine actually....on TV really cmi to my eye
think i mention to u i might subscript epl from pp next seaosn...i have committed ....now can watch free remaining 2019/2020 matches

test EPL /FA cup/CL cfm better than singcast esp 原画50帧 match ....so flawless.....


this box advertisement jin overdue liao haha
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Bro need to use 中国 VPN to access? And only Chinese commentary is it?

Singtel Cast app on either my MiBox S or Apple TV really CMI. Been leaching on my bro’s Singtel TV GO to Chromecast it, seems okay.
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Bro need to use 中国 VPN to access? And only Chinese commentary is it?

Singtel Cast app on either my MiBox S or Apple TV really CMI. Been leaching on my bro’s Singtel TV GO to Chromecast it, seems okay.
I believe PP Sports app needs China VPN and the commentary will be Chinese. But wait for the confirmation from brother vaxvms (haha, was using a bit of terminal access to DEC VAX VMS back in NTU days in late 1990s).

SingTel TV Go supports 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p. I do not have subscription so only the free contents.

Same for SingTel Cast, 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p. Some channels are only up to 720p. But I believe SingTel TV Go to be the same.

You may want to change the default "Auto" and see if that helps.

But for live sports, I understand that the users may have a bit higher requirements since Sports Plus is expensive. And on the network latency side SingTel Cast may not be so good either.

For the SingTel cast packs I hav subscriptions (Entertainment Plus 24 month and 4 month free Lifestyle Plus), they seem to be okay on my phone, my Mi Box S connected to a 24 inch 1080p monitor, or my 1st gen Chromecast dongle connect to a 40 inch 1080p dumb TV.

You can say I have low requirements but the devices I have subscriptions are all 1080p or below, SingTel Fibre, SingTel Cast, Youku mobile version. I have Apple TV+ subscription which does support some 4k contents but I do not have Apple TV 4k and no 4k display ; and the apps I usually use are also mainly up to 1080p without subscription, only YouTube supports 4k.

I guess you are using large screen 4K TV?
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Old 10-08-2020, 02:01 PM   #3193
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Glad that you enjoy Soccer matches using PP. Are you using the CIBN 聚体育 app? Do you need China VPN?

As for HiMedia 8k, it is not announced right?
https://www.futeko.com/products/MP100.php
yes 聚体育
and yes china vpn required

himedia r&d sleeping
maybe 10yr produce 1 flagship box haha
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Bro need to use 中国 VPN to access? And only Chinese commentary is it?

Singtel Cast app on either my MiBox S or Apple TV really CMI. Been leaching on my bro’s Singtel TV GO to Chromecast it, seems okay.
got option for chinese/english/cantonese commentary
depend on matches
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Old 10-08-2020, 02:08 PM   #3195
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(haha, was using a bit of terminal access to DEC VAX VMS back in NTU days in late 1990s).
haha so u know my background liao ....good old days good $$$$$$ till merge wif compaq n go down-under

all the DEC turbo-laser machine which we call then in data centers

many banks still using microvax now...

ok enough think going out of topics
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